About the artist...


Essex based artist Neil Higgs was born in late 1968 in London, his parents moved to Hertfordshire in his early years, where he grew up through school and college. Trained in Electronics engineering, it wasn`t until 2004 that he tried his hand at a class run by a Bob Ross instructor and the rest, as they say, is history...

His earlier artwork subjects were mainly landscapes and seascapes, these giving him the ability to learn more about brush work and paint blending all of which would become very useful for the years to come.

After a few years he decided to combine his love of aviation for his new found interest in artwork and did his first aviation painting (titled: High Flier). This fueled a desire to continue with the aviation art and learn more about various techniques for painting aviation scenes. Viewing and listening to various professional aviation artists, he has continued to grow and in this field/subject, being involved with a number of high profile aviation clients in the UK...

2010: RAF Typhoon display team
2013: RAF Tucano display team
2014: Lincs Aviation Heritage Centre (£1000)
2015: Lincs Aviation Heritage Centre (£650)
          & 490th BG memorial project (£1000)
          & Children in Need / Little Gransden (£500)

In 2015, he joined the Guild of Aviation Artists and looks forward to gaining more experience with the guild and hopes to meet some of the many aviation artists in the guild.

If you are reading and thinking, he just does aviation and landscape, you would be wrong. During his artistic years, Neil has done various other subjects ranging from pet portraits to wild cats and maritime scenes. Have a look art the Artwork menu and galleries for a summary of his work to date.

If you like to know where you can see him and his work, select the events page from the menu.